Senior Park Ranger
Scientific Technical Officer R18
An eligibility list may be established for the Thompson-Cariboo region. Currently there is one full-time position in Kamloops.
A great opportunity to take the next step in your career
BC Parks is responsible for the effective management of the natural, cultural and recreational values in the Province’s protected lands system. BC Parks delivers on three primary functions; protected area land and resource planning, administration and management; serving as the regulator for all matters pertaining to protected areas; and providing and administering recreation opportunities and associated services.
The Province’s protected areas contain many of the best representative elements and special features of British Columbia’s natural and cultural heritage. BC Parks is committed to serving British Columbians and their visitors by protecting and managing for future generations, a wide variety of outstanding park and protected lands and providing province-wide opportunities for a diversity of high quality and safe outdoor recreation. Inherent in this mandate is the requirement to maintain a balance between PPAD goals for protecting natural environments and providing outdoor recreation opportunities.
The primary role of the Senior Park Ranger is to serve as the front line field contact with protected areas visitors and clients through direct delivery or supporting the delivery of the full range of BC Parks programs in single or multiple parks. There are a broad set of functions that may be performed by this position depending on the situational and geographical demands of the individual position location and the length of the term of employment. The Senior Park Ranger position exists as both regular (Grid 18) and seasonal (Grid 15) positions across the province. Depending on the term of employment, employees may undertake all or some of the tasks and functions listed in this job description over the course of a year.
Key functions may include: undertaking natural, cultural resource and recreation services management, and monitoring actions as assigned; facility maintenance and minor reconstruction; contract/project management; planning and delivery of compliance and enforcement actions; providing information to park visitors; supervising and or coordinating staff and volunteers; identifying and addressing public and employee health and safety issues; undertaking liability and risk assessments and taking corrective action; providing input into park, resource and recreation management plans; undertaking emergency response duties in to help protect the rights, property and interests of the government in Parks, Protected Areas, Conservancies, Ecological Reserves and Recreation Areas.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Alan.Hobler@gov.bc.ca DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Undergraduate Degree in natural resource management , outdoor recreation or a related field ( biology, geology, resource management, recreational planning, forestry, fisheries, etc.), and one (1) year related experience; OR
- A two (2) year technical diploma in one of the above fields and three (3) years of related experience; OR
- Grade 12 and a minimum of five (5) years related experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of education and experience totalling five (5) years
Related experience includes:
- Recreational experience in integrated resource management, natural resource management, and preferably parks or recreation management, encompassing a broad range of activities and initiatives.
- Experience in park systems operation, park conservation, and forestry operations.
- Experience in outdoor recreation, recreation planning, and recreation service delivery.
- Experience with backcountry travel, back country skiing, or adventure travel and tourism operations as a guide or assistant guide
- Natural and Cultural resource and Tourism management (Forestry, Archeology and Tourism related field work)
Mandatory Training and certification:
- Current and WCB recognized Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2 or 3 certificate with Transportation Endorsement
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license
- Completion of Public Safety and Park Security Training (Law and its Administration, Parts 1 & 2)
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.